Bre'anca Sanders

Sat Jun 8: Empowerment Through Adversity: Thriving as a Single Mom in the Pre-Med and Medical School Journey

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Bre’anca Sanders, MMS, Medical Student
MD Candidate, Class of 2026
Primary Care Scholar
TGen Helios Scholar 2020
The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
Saturday, June 8, 2024
10:00am-11:30am PST

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Workshop Description:
This transformative workshop is designed to inspire and empower pre-med students from community colleges and universities, especially those from underserved communities and underrepresented backgrounds. Led by the resilient and accomplished Bre’anca Sanders, MMS, this workshop offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from a single mother’s unique journey through the rigors of pre-med and medical school against the backdrop of financial, social, and academic challenges.
Bre’anca’s narrative is not just her own but a testament to what is possible when determination meets opportunity. With a rich background spanning French Studies to Audio Engineering, and a deep commitment to supporting immigrant, refugee, and underserved populations, Bre’anca’s journey into medicine is a beacon of hope and a source of invaluable insights for navigating the complex path to becoming a physician. This session will cover strategies for overcoming obstacles, leveraging limited resources, finding mentorship, and maintaining resilience and motivation. Attendees will leave not only with practical advice but also with the inspiration to defy the odds, regardless of their circumstances. Join us for a heartfelt discussion on making the dream of a medical career attainable and meaningful, even in the face of adversity.

About the Speaker:
Bre’anca Sanders, MMS, obtained her Bachelor of Arts in French Studies from Scripps College in 2011. She furthered her education by pursuing Audio Engineering at The Los Angeles Film School, where she earned an Associate of Science degree in 2013. Taking several gap years to delve into the performing arts and complete prerequisite courses, she commenced her medical education journey at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix in 2021. In 2022, she achieved her Masters in Medical Science from the same institution, subsequently enrolling in their MD program during the summer of that year.
Her dedication lies in supporting immigrant and refugee communities, underrepresented/underserved populations, fostering minority recruitment in medicine, mentorship, alleviating the financial burdens of medical school education for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and conducting impactful research across various medical domains.
In recent years, she has actively participated in numerous panels and assumed leadership roles, including speaking engagements at the Primary Care Townhall in 2023, co-leading the White Coats 4 Black Lives (UACOMP chapter), spearheading the Medical French Interest Group, and acting as lead for the Diversity in Medicine track within the Neurosurgery Interest Group. She continues to champion diversity and inclusion in medicine through collaborative research initiatives with colleagues.
Currently, her aspiration is to specialize in otolaryngology at an academic institution, aiming to dismantle barriers within the specialty and bolster representation of physicians of color in the field.

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Topic: Empowerment Through Adversity: Thriving as a Single Mom in the Pre-Med and Medical School Journey
When: Saturday, June 8, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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